Christmas Day tragedy

Tributes have been paid to an Eastbourne worker who died in a Christmas Day swim in St Leonards.

Frances McKeown died hours after she was swept out to sea from the shoreline as she paddled in her costume despite an organised charity swim being cancelled.

Fifty-year-old Ms McKeown, who worked at East Sussex Disability Association in Eastbourne, was pulled from the water unconscious and died on Christmas Night.